yesterday's announcement of the
HTC Touch Dual,
today - during the German HTC press release - O2 Germany announced the Windows
Mobile 6 Professional based Xda star which is O2 Germany's version of the HTC
Touch Dual. Like the Touch Dual, the Xda star is the 3G slider version of O2's
HTC Touch version,
the Xda nova and
following the Xda nova
design, the Xda star features its own slightly different design which is
based on the Xda nova "reference design". However, the Xda star will be
available in one version only - with the 20-key QWERTZ keypad:
Other features, like the triband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and singleband UMTS/HSDPA up
to 3.6 Mbps, the
Qualcomm MSM7200 chip at 400 MHz, the 2.6" QVGA flat touch screen and the 2
megapixel camera plus front facing camera for video calling stays unchanged.
Like the HTC Touch Dual, the Xda star also supports Bluetooth 2.0+EDR but misses
WiFi (as well as GPS).
The O2 Xda star will be available exclusively from O2 Germany from early
November. With a 24 months contract it will retail for 29,99 Euro.
Cheers ~ Arne